Harry Styles kissed Lorde and the internet loved it

Harry Styles has beaten Lorde to win an Aussie music gong and set internet users' hearts aflutter by giving her two kisses on his way up to the stage.

The former One Direction star claimed the Best International Artist honour at Australia's ARIA Awards, which were handed out on Tuesday night (local time).

Styles made a point of stopping by Lorde as he walked past her, hugging her and giving her a sweet peck on each cheek as she returned the affection.

"Everyone here has always been so wonderful to me," Styles said while accepting the ARIA.

He also performed his hit 'Kiwi' at the ceremony, while Lorde performed 'Green Light'.

Styles and Lorde are both set to pay homage to Fleetwood Mac at a Grammy MusiCares Concert in January 2018, according to Rolling Stone.

Fans may be wanting for a closer connection between the two - a duet, or maybe even romance.

They certainly appreciated the kisses - taking to social media in droves to respond passionately.